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Maud Montgomery

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 15), Page: 3 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 15), Page: 3 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maud AWMM
  • Surname
    Montgomery AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Glacken AWMM
  • Service number
    22/324 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 September 1888 AWMM HuntlyWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Dunwold, Papatoetoe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Nurse AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.B. Montgomery (mother), Dunwold, Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 25 January 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    World War 2/wars AWMM
    France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
    Created during migration for ww2 records that were listed as western front and need to be corrected AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    22/324 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Nurse AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    1917 reported to be at the Nurses' Convalescent Home at Sandwich AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Inter War 1 April 1919 AWMM Nurse AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wife of George Glacken.

    Details from an interview with Mrs Glacken: Maud Montgomery enlisted with the 2nd contingent of the New Zealand Army Nursing Service on 5 March 1916. She is mentioned in an article in Kai Tiaki entitled "Farewell to Nurses Leaving on Maheno" which left Wellington for Alexandria on 6 May 1916.

    On reaching Alexandria, she worked for three months at an English Army Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt before the NZ unit was split up and dispersed (much to the unit's displeasure) on arrival at Nottingham, England in mid 1916.

    Maud was then sent to Walton-on-Thames before the Unit was re-assembled and sent to St Omer in France, which at that time was a target for enemy bombing. Maud then went to Amiens before moving on to Abberille were she served in the front line. On return to the UK Maud took charge of a nurses home where NZ nurses were in residence.

    In 1917 she was reported to be "a little out of health and in need of a rest" ("While you're away, p 143). Maud was at the Nurses' Convalescent Home at Sandwich.

    She returned to NZ on a hospital ship and was in charge of a ward at Narrow Neck Hospital in Auckland before Maud and her sister opened "Cairnhill" Private Hospital in Mountain Road, Auckland. Maud lived in Loch Street, Remuera.

    Maud's engagement was announced in Kai Tiaki, April 1926: "Miss Maud Montgomery ARRC, of Auckland, announces her engagement to Mr George F. Glacken of Masterton. Invitations were issued for the 7th April at Remuera".

    She married George Glacken in 1927 and lived in Masterton and Tauranga. She was active in church and social affairs. After her husband died she returned to Auckland where she was in charge of the sick bay at Cornwall Hospital Nurses Home for about 9 years. On retirement she was an active member of the Lyceum Club, the Historical Society and the Army Nursing Sisters Association.

    Auckland Museum holds Montgomery's medals and nursing badges. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1980 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      15: 3 AWMM
    • New Zealand Military Nursing - A History of the R.N.Z.N.C. Boer War to Present Day AWMM
    • Rogers, A. (2003). While You're Away: New Zealand Nurses at War 1899-1948. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland University Press. AWMM
    • Kelly, M.J. (ed). (c1992). New Zealand servicewomen World War One. Auckland, N.Z.: M.J. Kelly. AWMM
      Volumes 1 & 3 ("During the War to July 1916" & "After the War"). AWMM
    • Service Women Project: Sponsorship to research this record was kindly provided by the Auckland Returned Services Association, Returned Servicewomen's Branch; Marjorie Traill, Dorothy Grant, Daphne Shaw and Margaret Woollett. AWMM
    • McNabb, S. (2015). 100 years New Zealand military nursing : New Zealand Army nursing service : Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps, 1915-2015. Hawke's Bay, N.Z.: Sherayl McNabb. AWMM

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